The occupiers are not allowing two hydroelectric units at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant to be repaired, which has led to partial flooding of Novaya Kakhovka and poses a threat to surrounding villages and occupied Kherson, said Oleksiy Gromov, deputy chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"The occupiers are not making any efforts to maintain the seized facilities in a safe condition, which could lead to an environmental disaster. At the moment, large volumes of water are being discharged at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant seized by the occupiers because two hydroelectric units are not working, which the occupiers do not allow to be repaired. This has already resulted in partial flooding of Novaya Kakhovka, the embankment, and the local park. The surrounding villages and the occupied city of Kherson are under threat," Gromov said at a briefing.
He noted that one of the control points of the southern military district as well as the enemy's 49th Army is deployed at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.